Justin Trudeau caught in an unexpected confrontation. A slideshow of snapshots from the PM’s recent visit to Tofino, B.C. shows him in an agitated state as he's confronted by Indigenous activists on the beach. But there'll be no arguing with a baby-panda-holding Trudeau, perched alongside the Ikea Monkey, at the butter sculpture competition at the CNE:

The Rebel fallout kept falling through the weekend. Conservative leader Andrew Scheer reaffirmed his distaste for how Ezra Levant's operation initially dealt with deadly violence in Charlottesville; Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown then tweeted that The Rebel disgusts him because he deplores intolerance. The drama fed five print pages of the National Post, concurrent with a Globe and Mail profile of Gavin McInnes. Meanwhile, the fight between ex-Rebel Media staffer Lauren Southern and Patreon made the New Yorker.

"It was pretty laughable to show to my other server and bartender friends...how little money I was making for how much I was working.” Dylan Turner, a former bartender at Fring’s (the Drake-affiliated restaurant run by Susur Lee and sons) told CBC News about how he was subject to a system of IOUs that deducted every mistake from staff tips. (Lee’s office was “disappointed by these allegations” and said the IOUs were only to “fund hospitality for staff events.”) The allegations originated in the Instagram Stories section of @chefgrantsoto—an unusual form of social media advocacy, especially since each posting vanished within 24 hours:

Time is running out on the time-based transfer for the "St. Clair Disaster." Labour Day weekend will mark the end of a 12-year policy that allowed Route 512 riders to hop on and hop off within two hours of paying their fares. The policy was introduced to quell concerns about the negative impact of streetcar track construction on local business. But the Regal Heights BIA now has a petition arguing that retailers will suffer all over again if the timed transfer is eliminated.

The tourists still circulate around the house from Black Christmas. From a Toronto Star series on secret showbiz landmarks, a meditation on the state of 6 Clarendon Crescent, near Avenue Road and St. Clair, which was the setting for the scary bits of Bob Clark’s pioneering 1974 slasher flick. Yet opinions differ as to whether the historical effect can actually resonate when viewing it outside in daylight:

Richard Florida’s mea culpa offers a victory lap for socialist critics. Jacobin’s belated book review of The New Urban Crisis revels in vindication for everything the publication stands for, under the headline “Richard Florida Is Sorry.” But Florida is sticking to his Toronto boosterism: he claims that Canada will triumph from the White House mess. And from Azure, a related summary of a turning tide:

This Hour Has 22 Minutes star loses a hand to Penn Jillette. “I’m probably from Newfoundland, which is just a euphemism for stupid,” Jillette said on Real Time with Bill Maher. He later claimed the line was a set-up for a joke he didn't get around to. But it provided St. John’s native Mark Critch with an opening to rouse a mob of comedy police—only to find Jillette apologizing. (After all, his family has roots there.) Critch conceded to the magician's contrition.

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